Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is often referred to as the ‘Garden City’ because of the numerous parks and gardens that dot the localities of the city. It is also considered as a major information technology (IT) hub of the country and thus called the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Kempe Gowda, a feudal ruler affiliated to the Vijayanagara kingdom, first established a mud fort, which turned out to be the foundation of the present day city. The city passed through a myriad of rulers ranging from the Marathas, Mughals and Mysore rulers before becoming a part of independent India.
Budget Hotels in Bangalore
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Suntrupthi Residency (Tariff – Rs. 950), Citizen Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 850), The Royal Nest (Tariff – Rs. 900), Vijaya Residency (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Bangalore is Kannada. Hindi, English, Telugu and Tamil are also understood and widely spoken.
Events in Bangalore
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Karaga in April, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September, Diwali in October-November, the fasting month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s), Easter and Christmas.
Places to See in Bangalore
Some of the places worth trying out in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park,Vidhana Soudha, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bull Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Meenakshi Sundaram Temple, Holy Trinity Church and St. Mary’s Basilica. Wonderla Amusement Park at a distance of 28 km is popular with youngsters and children looking for a break on weekends.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at a distance of 36 km.
Bangalore City Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in the city.
There is bus service running from almost everywhere in south India to Bangalore city. State transport buses as well as private operators ply their buses to and fro the city. SRS Travels, Kallada Travels and SRM, Travels are some of the major operators in the city as well as the region. Do away with standing in ticket counters and opt for online bus reservation facility instead.
Vamanjoor is a small city which comes within the town corporation of Mangalore in Karnataka. It is situated only 15 km away from the main city of Mangalore and is closer to other cities like Kudupu and Gurupura. It is well known for many historical and geographical stories. The first ever Catholic Engineering institute in Karnataka is established in Vamanjoor.
Places to stay
There are not many good hotels in Vamanjoor. Some of the best low budget accommodations in Mangalore are Goldflinch Hotel (Tariff-Rs. 300), Metroplaza Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 100), and Nandhini Lodge (Tariff-Rs. 250).
Tulu is the local language spoken in Vamanjoor. Other languages include Hindi, English and Beary Bashe.
Ugadi, Vara Mahalakshmi, and Ganesha Churthi are some of the widely celebrated festivals in Vamanjoor.
Places of Interest
Moodushedde, Manasa Amusement and Water Park, St Joseph Engineering College, Pilikula Golf Course, and Karavali College of Pharmacy are some attractions here.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vamanjoor is the Bajpe Airport. It is only 5 km away from the town.
The nearest railway stations to Vamanjoor are Mangalore Junction and Mangalore Central. They are both are only 5 km away from the city.
Many private coaches provide excellent bus services to all the major destinations of Karnataka. Some of the bus operators that provide good buses are Akbar Travels, Anand Travels, and Durgamba Motors. Bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com’s mobile apps is one of the most convenient ways of booking your tickets.